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MAY.31.2015 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
Research Highlights
Summary of Israeli Private Equity Market - Q1 2015
IVC and GKH report:Israeli private equity deal value down 55% Key facts: Israeli PE fundraising in early 2015 reaches $1.5 billion; Israeli private equity fund activity down 65% from previous quarter; Technology sector continues to dominate, with 85% of private equity investments in the Q1/2015
Is the online financial trading industry part of Israeli high-tech?
In recent years Israel-related companies have taken a leading role in the rapidly growing world of online financial trading. Online financial trading – including predominantly Forex and Binary Options – developed alongside the evolution of the online gaming industry and has matured into a separate industry
From the Editor
Shifting tides in Israeli venture capital
2014 was a record year for venture capital activity – both globally and in Israel. In Israel we’ve seen more than $3.4 billion flow into the country’s advanced technology startups at all stages of their corporate cycle. One might especially appreciate this phenomenal achievement when the amount is juxtaposed against the $47 billion in venture funds invested in the United States last year.
Zvika Schechter's Recommended Reads of May
Zvika Schechter, co-founder and Managing Director of Giza Venture Capital, is an avid reader. He goes through piles of material and sends us articles he finds interesting and relevant, on subjects spanning technology, venture capital, investments and how business is done. We are sharing some of his best recommendations with you.
2015 Yearbook
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The IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2015
IVC Yearbook   The Israeli High-Tech, Venture Capital, Startup and Private Equity Directory

The IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2015 Is Israel’s most comprehensive business guide of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startup and private equity industries.
The directory contains over 450 pages of in-depth data, analysis and views on the high-tech industry, highlighting six major sectors: communications, Internet, software, life Sciences, semiconductors and cleantech, as well as focused investors and service providers chapters profiling.
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Financing Rounds
Company Name Round Type Capital Raised
Observer First Round $1m
Evercompliant Second Round $3.5m
Mapi Pharma Second Round $10m
DIGEST: 50 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
FST Biometrics
DIGEST: There are currently 6534 high-tech profiles in the database. These are the top -3 most viewed in the past month.
IVC-Online Highlights
Company Name Exit Type Amount
Sansa Acquired $75m
Pulse.io Acquired N/A
ConteXtream Acquired N/A
8 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
NovellusDx $12m
Werto N/A
Dorix $0.5m
DIGEST: 39 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
The Pitching Game - The first "Games-only"­ Pitch Night May. 31, 2015
Spark.me 2015 Jun. 01, 2015
The Pitching Game - The first "Games-only"­ Pitch Night May. 31, 2015
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Company of the Month
We are releasing bottlenecks by building a regular and virtual reality platform for professionals in the real estate field. Inside the platform the user can insert/assign/integrate sets of furniture to his/her liking, taken from a bank of (virtually) modeled 3D furniture. The software will include a bank of digital modeled several hundreds of furniture. And the highlight - by a click of a button the user then will be able to convert the 3D model into a virtual-reality environment.
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Trading Places
Ruth Polachek
Head of Accelerator
Citi Accelerator TLV
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Anthony DeChellis
OurCrowd Ltd.
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In the News
Japan’s Samurai Incubate invests in Israeli startup incubator StartupEast
StartupEast was founded about one and a half years ago to invite Asian startups to Israel as well as encourage Israeli startups to have a larger presence in Asia
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Israel-China trade to flourish under new customs deal
Recently signed Authorized Economic Operator agreement is expected to boost business ties, say Israeli officials
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High-Tech Industry Reports
Report of the Month
IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2015 Research Overview Report
We are now offering the entire research and statistics content of the IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2015 in a single 60-page PDF report package. Containing the expanded information of our various annual reports for 2014, from high-tech capital raising to venture capital investments; from startups to exits; from industry trends to sector-specific reviews – it is our most comprehensive research product.
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